German PV developer AIC Projects has completed three solar parks in Germany with a combined capacity of 9MW for unnamed private investors.
Its PV plant located in the city of Chemnitz was connected to the grid in December 2012 while its facility in Stellenmoos Grube, Allgäu, was connected in January 2013. Its third and largest solar park, located in Unterwengen, Oberallgäu, will be connected to the grid in March 2013.
The Chemnitz plant has been installed at a former industrial park on brownfield land in the centre of the city and has a capacity of 1.46MWp. The construction lasted 10 weeks and has an expected annual output of 1.5 million kWh.
The 1.72MWp solar park in Stellenmoos has been designed to withstand the frequent heavy snowfalls in the Allgäu region in southern Germany. With this in mind, AIC equipped the facility with sturdy three-legged mounting platforms suitable for additional snow load. Furthermore, the installation was built 900 metres above sea level on the southern hillside of a former gravel pit. The facility has an estimated annual output of 1.9 million kWh.
AIC’s third PV project was constructed in Unterwengen and will provide solar power to local municipalities in this region in the Alps. Despite heavy snowfalls during construction, the Unterwengen project was completed at the end of February 2013 and will be connected to the grid in March 2013. With an installed capacity of 5.8MWp, its estimated annual output is 6.5 million kWh.
All three projects have been equipped with Hanwha SolarOne modules. In total, Hanwha provided more than 38,000 modules for the three installations.
Outside of Germany, AIC Projects and Hanwha SolarOne are cooperating on a new solar park in Kadiri, Andra Pradesh, India. As part of the cooperation, Hanwha SolarOne delivered 5MWp of modules to the Indian project which was planned and developed by AIC. Currently under construction, the plant is slated to complete in May 2013.